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Address: Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number:
722 81 47

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Great museum.

Great museum. A lot of the exhibits. The visitor can get a good overview of the history of Latvia and the fight for freedom.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Lahti, Finland
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Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum. A lot of the exhibits. The visitor can get a good overview of the history of Latvia and the fight for freedom.

Thank susihunt
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum, which is located next to the Powder Tower, provide you with the war history of the country. Some of the exhibits and history could be found before the entrance of the building.

Thank kiltmaker2
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is well worth visiting on a trip to Riga. Entry is free and although I expected it be a brief flying visit we found ourselves absorbed fully for a couple of hours - and could have stayed longer. In particular the 1st World War section on the 2nd floor was outstanding. They have done a wonderful job bringing... More 

Thank CookieBirmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just had a quick look round and couldnt comment too much except to say staff where helpful and it was free , with a donation , the architecture was unusual surrounding the museum too

Thank j2tatum
New Mills, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting museum, took us a couple of hours to get around it. Lots of info in English. If you enjoy history or war memorabilia then this is a must visit, and even better its free

Thank Shirley F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum will take a few hours to see everything. The old gunpowder tower is just the entrance. The building behind is still part of the museum.

Thank Welshperson1
Lidingo, Sweden
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165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Most of the museum is in Latvian only with only folders with information in English. Generally it's old-school and rather chaotic, although chronologic. Very informative, perhaps even too much. I only liked the last part about the involvement of Latvian army in recent UN and NATO operations, which was actually better than most such exhibitions around Europe, since there was... More 

Thank JonDoe04134
Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

No fee to get in and lockers to put your coats, with a key. Kind of "old school" museum. Static displays and you much to read.

Thank Borgny B
Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Powder Tower/Latvian War museum is worth a visit. Situated in Smilshu iela 20. Museum is free to enter.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We both found the museum very interesting. The amount of time we had to spend there was really not enough as there was so much to see, hear and learn about. The information was clear and understandable with adaptions for foreign people.

Thank YorkieCumbria

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